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Cross and Kuhner Awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for 1998-99

Story posted April 15, 1998


May 13, 1998 Brunswick, Maine-- Sarah Cross '98 of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Timothy Kuhner '98 of Sanbornton, New Hampshire have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for 1998-99 to pursue independent study and travel abroad.

Cross and Kuhner are among 60 winners chosen from a field of 193 nominees to receive a $19,000 Watson Fellowship grant. Drawn from over 1,000 first-round applicants, the pool of 193 nominees was the largest in six years. This year's winners, graduating seniors from 51 U.S. liberal arts colleges, will explore a variety of self-designed topics in more than 60 countries.

Cross, a psychology and Russian major, will study Russian expatriate communities in Canada, Israel, Australia, Germany, and Russia. A two-time James Bowdoin Scholar, Cross has also...

Kuhner, a sociology and Spanish major, will study mediation and dispute resolution procedures in Argentina and Ecuador. A member of the men's cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams, Kuhner has numbered and lettered in all three. He is also a James Bowdoin Scholar, and has been active in...

The Thomas J. Watson Foundation was founded in 1961 by Mrs. Thomas J. Watson, Sr. in honor of her late husband. Since 1968, nearly 2,000 Watson Fellowships have been awarded with stipends totaling approximately $21,000,000. The Foundation selects Watson Fellows based upon each candidateUs character, academic record, leadership potential, willingness to immerse him or herself in new cultures, and the creativity and personal significance of the project proposed. The grant provides Fellows with the opportunity to travel outside the U.S. on a wanderjahr of exploration and learning.

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